Just thought you should know. I'm sure by the end it will all go downhill, but for now? I started the day off well.
Yes, I know, I said I wasn't going to knit people things for Christmas this year. That isn't happening. Sure, some people aren't getting hand made things. Many still are. It turns out I had time after all! Why? Well, for one, the thrummed mittens are done. I think I'll donate them to Shelter House, in town, which basically runs most of the services for the homeless here. I've got to have something to do while I'm studying biochemistry, and those Latvian mittens aren't going to cut it.
I knit the top body part in one piece and added a white belly, all of it out of washable wool. The blue is my dyed Henry's attic kona, and the white is Yarn Treehouse Classic Merino. They were knit on size 0 needles, for a tight fabric.
I finished sewing my little birdie together, stuffed the head with regular stuffing, stuffed two cinnamon sticks inside as support between the neck and body, and filled the rest with cloves, nutmeg, allspice, dried orange peel, and juniper berries. I'd really like some actual potpourri that will hold it's scent better, however. I just feel that this might be impossible to find here excepting the massive and decorative potpourri you can find in the stores for the holidays right now. When I asked at every store I was shown the massive dried and scented bags of pine cones, oranges, and small juniper branches.
I don't think I can fit an entire tree inside this guy. I'll wait until I get back home for Christmas to restuff with something smaller than a pinecone.
Guess who passed the three of her easiest classes? Amy!
Oh, and I managed to catch a little random "I love New York 2" while eating dinner last night.
I now present you with my favorite "I love New York 2" quotes from the show I watched last night.
"Immediately when we arrived at the parrot jungle I got scared because I knew there was going to be parrots there."
"I'm afraid of parrots because they don't know how to speak English diction."
(Talking about monkeys) "I feel like they already have something to prove because they don't speak English."